Thanks to advance science research and technology, we are able to make antibiotics for whatever illness we might have. Though we still can’t provide many cures for certain lifelong diseases, technology is improving each and every day. In conclusion, mortality rates of today have decreased vastly compared to the 1500's mortality rates in Europe. There were many factors that affected the mortality rates and if it wasn’t for the improvement of technology, mortality rates would dramatically increase. In the end, modern technology helps sustain
Also Middlefield must ensure to increase the employee morale. Introduction – Middlefield Hospital’s employee turnover rate exceeds 20% and there are over 100 nursing vacancies. Some of the facts which might have caused the employee shortage are – 1. Opening of a new Hospital with better facilities and advanced technology for patient treatment and care. This has caused doctors to shift their patients from Middlefield to this new hospital.
Physician Shortage: Economic Concept of demand and demand shifts Roberta Mimms University of Phoenix Health Care Economics HCS 552 Amy Shoales April 23, 2012 Physician Shortage: Economic Concept of demand and demand shifts Many of us have the thought that the idea of being a physician, doing good for another individual, has such an appeal that medical schools should have a waiting list several years long. But that is not so. The world is suffering from a shortage of physicians. The Society of Critical Care Medicine, as cited by Gorman (2011), reports that the “shortage of full-time physicians will approach nearly 125,000 by 2025. It is estimated that we will need 1.7 new physicians to replace each one of our retiring physicians
Health Care Reform Project Part I HCS 440 Bruce Peterson December 24, 2012 Summary The rapid population growth in the United States along with the continuously rising health costs makes managing the health care industry difficult. Because of technologic advancements both in healthcare services and medicine, people are able to live longer lives. However, as the aging population grows, more will need healthcare and more services will need to be provided. In the 1950s, not that many people lived longer than their 70s (Getzen & Allen, 2007). Furthermore, in the 1950s there were larger families so elderly care was more commonly given by family members.
Aging populations also bring on new patterns of work and retirement. People will spend more time in retirement which will strain our existing health and pension programs. On top of it, currently 80% of older Americans are living with one chronic condition, and 50% with at least two. Among Americans, close to 95% of healthcare expenditure is for treating chronic illnesses, which answers why the cost of providing care for people of age 65 or older is three to five times more expensive than that of someone younger than
The spending grew at an exponential rate nationally, while in recent years the growth in corporate costs slowed to a standstill (AFSCME, 2015). This has caused a downward trend in spending and is not sustainable for the future. Costs will be required to be cut by the hospital, which will cause difficulty in providing quality healthcare to all patients. Trinity Community Hospital ensures patient care is consistently high in quality and the service excellence is high priority for patients and staff. With values in service excellence, quality and safety, growth and profitability, and staff achievement, it’s important to remain knowledgeable of the national trends in healthcare as it may have a larger impact in how Trinity may deliver healthcare to the orthopedic, cardiovascular, and cancer centers.
With CLABSI on the rise, healthcare staff needs to be effective in their care for quality improvement in patient safety and patient centeredness. Central line infection can lead to many complications such as bleeding, blockage, pneumothorax, and pain from the insertion site. In 2009, CLABSI resulted in nearly $700 million in additional healthcare costs, according to Center of Disease Control (CDC) data quoted in the CMS release. Each year, approximately 2 million patients are infected by CLABSI. Many of these infections continue to occur more, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) and other departments.
“This is a result of new uses being found for imaging technologies in the diagnosis and treatment for diseases and as an aging population requires more diagnostic testing.” (Kutcher). Therefore, the need for technicians will continue to grow as time goes on. The Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that “in the years ahead, more and more radiologic technologists will find jobs in doctor’s offices, clinics, and other outpatient settings. Fewer of the new jobs for radiologic technologists will be in hospitals.” According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, “by 2012 the state will need a total of 4,020 radiologic technologists.” (ASRT). Being a radiological technician can be a rewarding career.
In fact, 30 U.S. states today have nursing shortages. And by 2020, the government projects, 44 states plus the District of Columbia will have shortfalls. Many people don’t want to do this job anymore because it’s demanding work and can be dangerous. Diana Mason, editor in chief of the American Journal of Nursing says, “we will never have enough nurses unless we fix the work environment.” In order to address this problem, some facilities have tried out some different solutions, for example, more than 1,000 nurses from the Philippines were hired in the U.S. in the last five years. Other facilities are increasing salaries, and providing better hours and working conditions.
One primary factor is the population growth patterns. Currently the American population is growing older, which means there is both a growing need for nurses as well as the implication that the workforce of nurses is also growing in age, roughly half of the nurses being 50 years or older. In most professions the reason for shortage is more directly related a lack of qualified applicants to the profession, in the case of nursing it is more directly related to the colleges and universities cannot meet demands of an increased enrollment. The inability to increase the enrollment is secondary to a lack of resources to both teach courses as well as issues related to student saturation at clinical sites (Fox & Abrahamson, 2009). A third contributing factor is very interrelated to nursing education is that nursing education has shifted from hospital-based diploma programs to university and college programs.